NSE, Bloomberg Hold Talks With Business Leaders
Business leaders and captains of industry will on Wednesday gather at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) to discuss opportunities and challenges in the Nigerian economy, as part of efforts to stimulate invest.
The 2nd NSE Bloomberg CEO Roundtable is a collaboration between the NSE and Bloomberg.
The CEO Roundtable themed “Navigating the Changing Business Landscape in Nigeria”, will bring together thought leaders and captains of industry to share in-depth knowledge about their sectors with capital market players and proffer much needed solutions to economic realities.
The panel at the event will feature chief executive officers from the financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing and portfolio management sectors as well as renowned economists.
Some of the confirmed speakers for the event include: Oscar Onyema, chief executive officer (CEO), NSE; Segun Ogunsanya, CEO, Airtel Nigeria; Bolaji Balogun, CEO, Chapel Hill Denham; Mark Bohlund, Senior Economist, Africa and the Middle East, Bloomberg Intelligence and Uk Eke, group managing director, FBN Holdings. Onyema, said the CEO Roundtable was in line with the commitment of the Exchange to provide a platform that ensures continuous dialogue to provide practical solutions for companies operating in Nigeria.
“The headwinds that have befallen the Nigerian economy present an opportunity for businesses to take a step back, access the current situation and plan accordingly. It is expected that this event will critically examine the changes in the business landscape, highlight their impact and propose solutions that will enable businesses thrive and survive in the current environment,” Onyema said.
Head, market structure strategy, Bloomberg, Selloua Chakri, said Bloomberg was working more closely than ever with key financial institutions and stakeholders in countries like Nigeria to help them grasp opportunities, tackle challenges, and bring more transparency to capital markets.
“We’re delighted to partner with the NSE again to convene this prestigious group of business leaders for what will no doubt be a fascinating and informative discussion,” Chakri said.
The event will feature a panel session on the theme and will centre on financing capital projects and the real economy in the current environment, policy measures needed to grow the manufacturing sector’s contribution to the economy and maintaining and attracting foreign investment through the downturn. There will also be a macro-economic review to guide discussions.
Source: The Nation